Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Newsletter Excerpt, March 16, 2022 -- "Not Freddie Freeman, and the Braves"

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"They’ll pay Olson $168 million over eight years and deal away Pache, Langeliers, and two pitching prospects for the privilege. It’s not clear what Freeman would have signed for, but let’s take the rumors at face value and say it was six years for $180 million. They’ll pay Olson $124 million over that period. So to save $56 million, they dealt away three of their top six prospects and cut ties with one of the most popular players they’ll ever have."